Let injury specialists in St Austell make your whiplash claim
Whiplash is a very painful and distressing condition which is often the result of a road traffic accident, such as a rear-end shunt or a multiple vehicle collision.
What is whiplash and how is it caused?
Whiplash is the name given to a condition in which the ligaments and tendons in the neck become damaged. It is basically a sprain in the neck. This is usually caused by a violent and sudden jolting movement to the neck, causing soft tissue damage.
Is whiplash only caused in road accidents?
No. Whiplash can be caused by other accidents as well. Whiplash may also be caused by:
- Falls from height which may injure the neck;
- A violent assault when the head is struck by a heavy or blunt object; or
- As the result of a sporting injury in contact sports such as rugby or boxing.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash is a painful condition which usually develops about 6 to 12 hours after the accident and can include:
- Pain and discomfort in the neck muscles;
- Restricted range of movement in the neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Nausea; and
- Muscular spasms.
What is the treatment for whiplash?
Whiplash should be diagnosed and treated by a medical practitioner in the first instance, to rule out other more dangerous injuries. The usual treatment for whiplash involves rest and painkillers to relieve the discomfort and ease the pain.
A neck brace may be offered to aid pain by offering support to the damaged tissues. This should not be used for prolonged periods as it can affect the mobility of the neck. Physiotherapy may be offered if the pain and range of movement are poor to improve the recovery.
How to make your injury claim using injury specialists in St Austell
If you or someone you know have suffered the pain and misery of a whiplash injury which wasn’t caused by your fault and occurred within the last three years, then you may be eligible to make an injury claim using injury specialists in St Austell.
Accident Advice Helpline were established over 16 years’ ago to process claims for people who had suffered accidents that weren’t their fault and had sustained injuries. The law states that if you have been injured through no fault of your own, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using injury specialists in St Austell.
Our injury specialists in St Austell will process your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. Why not go online and take part in our unique 30-second test? Alternatively give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).